What is MOFA Attestation & Why Do You Need It?

Attestation is a verification proof of your legal documents done by the State authorities, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and Embassy.

There are three types of attestation – Apostille for the Hague Convention Countries, General Attestation for all nations, and MOFA Attestation for the gulf countries.

Each attestation is a process to verify the authenticity of a document at the state, MEA, and embassy levels. But, the case of MOFA attestation is different. 

What is MOFA Attestation? 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in short, is MOFA. It is a government organization for Gulf countries. It deals with matters that come under the foreign policy and maintain international relations with other countries.

MOFA attestation is a legal process compulsory when you travel to the gulf countries.

Below are the countries that ask for a MOFA attestation for legal use of the documents.

  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain

Why is MOFA Attestation Required?

MOFA attestation is required when you apply for a resident visa, work permit, and higher education in any country.

The MOFA attestation stamp on the backside of your document proves it is authentic to use in any of the gulf countries where you’ve applied for.

Here are few other popular reasons for MOFA attestation

  • For a labour card or an employment visa in Dubai
  • For a residence permit visa or family visa in the gulf country. 
  • To own or sell a property in the UAE.

Documents Required for MOFA Attestation

Here are the three papers commonly needed for MOFA attestation for Saudi. 

  • Original embassy attested certificate – Educational, Non-Educational/Personal & Commercial
  • Passport attested copy 
  • Copy of the visa

MOFA Attestation Process

Here is the steps that you need to follow for MOFA attestation

1. State Government

The document’s authentication for MOFA attestation is scrutinized by the State Home Department (SHD), Human Resource Department (HRD), and the Chamber of Commerce according to its type – Educational, Personal or Commercial.

2. MEA Stamp

After the state-level authentication of the document, the MEA or Ministry of External Affairs looks at it for further verification. 

3. Embassy

The Embassy of the concerned country also verifies the document to manifest it legal or not with a stamp that prevents an obstacle in the final step. 

4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

After the authentication from the state, MEA, and embassy, the document needs to be verified with a stamp by the MOFA in UAE or other gulf countries. MOFA attestation is the final one for all kinds of documents.

How We Can Help You

If you require MOFA attestation for the UAE or any other gulf country, contact SEPL experts for a quick, reliable & affordable service. 

Superb Enterprises Private Limited (SEPL) is the MEA authorized organization to run the fastest and most genuine Attestation services.

We are specialists in Embassy Attestation, MEA Apostille, and MOFA Attestation.  We are functional in 90+ countries and effectively fulfilled 89100+clients requirements and 5618300+ handled applications.

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